Maggie’s Monday Meals

Maggie’s Monday Meals

Ham and Cheese Brunch Bake

If the food is good, the new year will be, too, right?


Happy New Year




large eggs

1 1/2 c.


2 tsp.

Dijon mustard

2 tsp.

fresh thyme leaves, plus more for garnish

1 tsp.

garlic powder

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 c.

cubed French bread or baguette

1/2 lb.

ham, chopped

1 1/2 c.

shredded white cheddar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, thyme, and garlic powder and season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Butter a large baking dish. Add bread and top with ham and cheddar. Pour over egg mixture.
  3. Bake until eggs are cooked through and ham is golden, 45 to 55 minutes. (To make ahead, cover baking dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to overnight, then bake as directed.)
  4. Garnish with more thyme and serve.

** If you’re not a fan of ham, bacon is a great substitute. Just be sure to crisp it up in a pan before adding to your casserole. Soggy bacon = 😫. If you’d like to prep this dish ahead of time, combine all ingredients in your baking dish and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to bake.

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